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It’s World Suicide Prevention Day And Some Local Police Officers Say More Needs To Be Done To Support Their Mental Health

KAWARTHA LAKES-One in five first responders develop PTSD in their lifetime according to the Police Association of Ontario. Between three and five police suicides happen every year and 30% have had suicidal thoughts. On this World Suicide Prevention Day and in the wake of local constables death by suicide, officers and management say more needs to be done to provide mental health supports to Police officers. Constable Mike Broderick’s widow says he was reluctant to seek help. Full details in video below.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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